The strength of belonging to a coalition such as MHLG was most evident in the passage of the Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.
Moreover, AMHCA individually and as part of the MHLG legislative coalition, provided the three federal departments tasked with implementing the Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity law with comments meant to ensure that implementation of the legislation results in the parity it was designed to create.
Given the number of plans and their diversity, CMS will face a complex task in monitoring them for quality," the MHLG said.
CMS should also work with the states to limit the size of the demonstrations, the MHLG said, so that they can be fully evaluated before they go statewide.
To ensure access to care, "it is essential that the focus of these demonstrations remain on achieving savings through better coordinated care and not be centered upon techniques that historically have been used to restrain spending such as cuts to providers, or limits on the number of prescriptions filled per month," the MHLG said.
MHLG was established in 2003 by combining the operations of SRA/McGraw- Hill and Wright Group/McGraw-Hill to leverage growth opportunities within the PreK-12 alternative basal and supplementary markets.
As president of MHLG, Dan's leadership and expertise will ensure that SRA and Wright Group remain the leaders in the alternative basal and supplemental markets.